<label>

A container for document text that identifies the feature to which it is attached. For a "tool tip" or other generated label, use the label attribute.
Module
MEI.shared
Attributes
class, copyof, corresp, facs, follows, label, n, next, precedes, prev, resp, sameas, source, synch, translit, type, xml:base, xml:id, xml:lang
class(optional)Contains one or more URIs which denote classification terms that apply to the entity bearing this attribute. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
copyof(optional)Points to an element of which the current element is a copy. Value conforms to data.URI.
corresp(optional)Used to point to other elements that correspond to this one in a generic fashion. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
facs(optional)Permits the current element to reference a facsimile surface or image zone which corresponds to it. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
follows(optional)points to one or more events in a user-defined collection that are known to be predecessors of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
label(optional)Captures text to be used to generate a label for the element to which it's attached, a "tool tip" or prefatory text, for example. Should not be used to record document content. Value is plain text.
n(optional)Provides a number-like designation that indicates an element's position in a sequence of similar elements. May not contain space characters. Value conforms to data.WORD.
next(optional)Used to point to the next event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
precedes(optional)Points to one or more events in a user-defined collection that are known to be successors of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
prev(optional)Points to the previous event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
resp(optional)Indicates the agent(s) responsible for some aspect of the text's transcription, editing, or encoding. Its value must point to one or more identifiers declared in the document header. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
sameas(optional)Points to an element that is the same as the current element but is not a literal copy of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
source(optional)Contains a list of one or more pointers indicating the sources which attest to a given reading. Each value should correspond to the ID of a source or manifestationelement located in the document header. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
synch(optional)Points to elements that are synchronous with the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
translit(optional)Specifies the transliteration technique used. Value is a NMTOKEN.
type(optional)Designation which characterizes the element in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology that employs single-token labels. One or more values of datatype NMTOKEN, separated by spaces.
xml:base(optional)Provides a base URI reference with which applications can resolve relative URI references into absolute URI references. Value conforms to data.URI.
xml:id(optional)Regularizes the naming of an element and thus facilitates building links between it and other resources. Each id attribute within a document must have a unique value. Value is a valid xml:id.
xml:lang(optional)Identifies the language of the element's content. The values for this attribute are language 'tags' as defined in BCP 47. All language tags that make use of private use sub-tags must be documented in a corresponding language element in the MEI header whose id attribute is the same as the language tag's value. Value is a language.
(MEI.shared) Attributes common to many elements.
(MEI.shared) Attributes that form the basis of the att.common class.
xml:base(optional)Provides a base URI reference with which applications can resolve relative URI references into absolute URI references. Value conforms to data.URI.
(MEI.shared) Attributes that uniquely identify an element.
xml:id(optional)Regularizes the naming of an element and thus facilitates building links between it and other resources. Each id attribute within a document must have a unique value. Value is a valid xml:id.
(MEI.shared)
label(optional)Captures text to be used to generate a label for the element to which it's attached, a "tool tip" or prefatory text, for example. Should not be used to record document content. Value is plain text.
(MEI.shared) Attributes that specify element-to-element relationships.
copyof(optional)Points to an element of which the current element is a copy. Value conforms to data.URI.
corresp(optional)Used to point to other elements that correspond to this one in a generic fashion. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
follows(optional)points to one or more events in a user-defined collection that are known to be predecessors of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
next(optional)Used to point to the next event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
precedes(optional)Points to one or more events in a user-defined collection that are known to be successors of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
prev(optional)Points to the previous event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
sameas(optional)Points to an element that is the same as the current element but is not a literal copy of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
synch(optional)Points to elements that are synchronous with the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
(MEI.shared) Attributes used to supply a number-like designation for an element.
n(optional)Provides a number-like designation that indicates an element's position in a sequence of similar elements. May not contain space characters. Value conforms to data.WORD.
(MEI.shared) Attributes capturing information regarding responsibility for some aspect of the text's creation, transcription, editing, or encoding.
resp(optional)Indicates the agent(s) responsible for some aspect of the text's transcription, editing, or encoding. Its value must point to one or more identifiers declared in the document header. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
(MEI.shared) Attributes which can be used to classify features.
type(optional)Designation which characterizes the element in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology that employs single-token labels. One or more values of datatype NMTOKEN, separated by spaces.
(MEI.shared) Attributes which can be used to classify features.
class(optional)Contains one or more URIs which denote classification terms that apply to the entity bearing this attribute. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
(MEI.facsimile) Attributes that associate a feature corresponding with all or part of an image.
facs(optional)Permits the current element to reference a facsimile surface or image zone which corresponds to it. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
(MEI.shared) Language attributes common to text elements.
xml:lang(optional)Identifies the language of the element's content. The values for this attribute are language 'tags' as defined in BCP 47. All language tags that make use of private use sub-tags must be documented in a corresponding language element in the MEI header whose id attribute is the same as the language tag's value. Value is a language.
translit(optional)Specifies the transliteration technique used. Value is a NMTOKEN.
(MEI.shared) Attributes common to elements that may refer to a source.
source(optional)Contains a list of one or more pointers indicating the sources which attest to a given reading. Each value should correspond to the ID of a source or manifestationelement located in the document header. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
Facsimile component declarations.
facs(optional)Permits the current element to reference a facsimile surface or image zone which corresponds to it. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
Component declarations that are shared between two or more modules.
class(optional)Contains one or more URIs which denote classification terms that apply to the entity bearing this attribute. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
copyof(optional)Points to an element of which the current element is a copy. Value conforms to data.URI.
corresp(optional)Used to point to other elements that correspond to this one in a generic fashion. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
follows(optional)points to one or more events in a user-defined collection that are known to be predecessors of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
label(optional)Captures text to be used to generate a label for the element to which it's attached, a "tool tip" or prefatory text, for example. Should not be used to record document content. Value is plain text.
n(optional)Provides a number-like designation that indicates an element's position in a sequence of similar elements. May not contain space characters. Value conforms to data.WORD.
next(optional)Used to point to the next event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
precedes(optional)Points to one or more events in a user-defined collection that are known to be successors of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
prev(optional)Points to the previous event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
resp(optional)Indicates the agent(s) responsible for some aspect of the text's transcription, editing, or encoding. Its value must point to one or more identifiers declared in the document header. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
sameas(optional)Points to an element that is the same as the current element but is not a literal copy of the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
source(optional)Contains a list of one or more pointers indicating the sources which attest to a given reading. Each value should correspond to the ID of a source or manifestationelement located in the document header. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
synch(optional)Points to elements that are synchronous with the current element. One or more values from data.URI, separated by spaces.
translit(optional)Specifies the transliteration technique used. Value is a NMTOKEN.
type(optional)Designation which characterizes the element in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology that employs single-token labels. One or more values of datatype NMTOKEN, separated by spaces.
xml:base(optional)Provides a base URI reference with which applications can resolve relative URI references into absolute URI references. Value conforms to data.URI.
xml:id(optional)Regularizes the naming of an element and thus facilitates building links between it and other resources. Each id attribute within a document must have a unique value. Value is a valid xml:id.
xml:lang(optional)Identifies the language of the element's content. The values for this attribute are language 'tags' as defined in BCP 47. All language tags that make use of private use sub-tags must be documented in a corresponding language element in the MEI header whose id attribute is the same as the language tag's value. Value is a language.
Member of
model.labelLikeGroups elements used to assign a label to other parts of a document.
Contained by
biblListA container for document text that identifies the feature to which it is attached. For a "tool tip" or other generated label, use the label attribute.
catRelA container for document text that identifies the feature to which it is attached. For a "tool tip" or other generated label, use the label attribute.
categoryA container for document text that identifies the feature to which it is attached. For a "tool tip" or other generated label, use the label attribute.
contentsA container for document text that identifies the feature to which it is attached. For a "tool tip" or other generated label, use the label attribute.
handListA container for document text that identifies the feature to which it is attached. For a "tool tip" or other generated label, use the label attribute.
listA container for document text that identifies the feature to which it is attached. For a "tool tip" or other generated label, use the label attribute.
termListA container for document text that identifies the feature to which it is attached. For a "tool tip" or other generated label, use the label attribute.
verseA container for document text that identifies the feature to which it is attached. For a "tool tip" or other generated label, use the label attribute.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements used to assign a label to other parts of a document.
grpSymGroups elements used to assign a label to other parts of a document.
layerDefGroups elements used to assign a label to other parts of a document.
staffDefGroups elements used to assign a label to other parts of a document.
staffGrpGroups elements used to assign a label to other parts of a document.
Metadata header component declarations.
catRel(category relationship) – Contains the name of a related category.
categoryContains an individual descriptive category in a user-defined taxonomy, possibly nested within a superordinate category.
contentsList of the material contained within a resource.
handListContainer for one or more hand elements.
termListCollection of text phrases which describe a resource.
Lyrics component declarations.
verseDivision of a poem or song lyrics, sometimes having a fixed length, meter or rhyme scheme; a stanza.
Component declarations that are shared between two or more modules.
biblListList of bibliographic references.
grpSym(group symbol) – A brace or bracket used to group two or more staves of a score or part.
layerDef(layer definition) – Container for layer meta-information.
staffDef(staff definition) – Container for staff meta-information.
staffGrp(staff group) – A group of bracketed or braced staves.
Text component declarations.
listA formatting element that contains a series of items separated from one another and arranged in a linear, often vertical, sequence.
May Contain
textual content
(MEI.edittrans) Groups elements for editorial interventions that may be useful both in transcribing and in authoring processes.
choiceGroups elements for editorial interventions that may be useful both in transcribing and in authoring processes.
substGroups elements for editorial interventions that may be useful both in transcribing and in authoring processes.
(MEI.edittrans) Groups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
addGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
corrGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
damageGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
delGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
gapGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
handShiftGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
origGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
regGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
restoreGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
sicGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
suppliedGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
unclearGroups elements used for editorial transcription of pre-existing source materials.
(MEI.shared) Groups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
dedicateeGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
dimensionsGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
extentGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
segGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
symbolGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
termGroups textual elements that occur at the level of individual words or phrases. This class is equivalent to the model.textPhraseLike class without the pb element.
(MEI.figtable) Groups elements representing or containing graphic information such as an illustration or figure.
figGroups elements representing or containing graphic information such as an illustration or figure.
(MEI.msDesc) Groups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
catchwordsGroups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
fingerprintGroups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
heraldryGroups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
locusGroups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
locusGrpGroups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
secFolioGroups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
signaturesGroups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
stampGroups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
watermarkGroups elements that may appear inline when the msdesc module is active.
(MEI.namesdates) Groups elements used as part of a physical address.
postBoxGroups elements used as part of a physical address.
postCodeGroups elements used as part of a physical address.
streetGroups elements used as part of a physical address.
(MEI.namesdates) Groups elements which form part of a geographic name.
blocGroups elements which form part of a geographic name.
countryGroups elements which form part of a geographic name.
districtGroups elements which form part of a geographic name.
geogFeatGroups elements which form part of a geographic name.
regionGroups elements which form part of a geographic name.
settlementGroups elements which form part of a geographic name.
(MEI.namesdates) Groups elements that serve as stylistic labels.
periodNameGroups elements that serve as stylistic labels.
styleNameGroups elements that serve as stylistic labels.
(MEI.ptrref) Groups elements used for purposes of location and reference.
ptrGroups elements used for purposes of location and reference.
refGroups elements used for purposes of location and reference.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements used to represent a postal address.
addressGroups elements used to represent a postal address.
(MEI.shared) Groups annotation-like elements.
annotGroups annotation-like elements.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements containing a bibliographic description.
biblGroups elements containing a bibliographic description.
biblStructGroups elements containing a bibliographic description.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements containing date expressions.
dateGroups elements containing date expressions.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements which describe a measurement forming part of the physical dimensions of an object.
depthGroups elements which describe a measurement forming part of the physical dimensions of an object.
dimGroups elements which describe a measurement forming part of the physical dimensions of an object.
heightGroups elements which describe a measurement forming part of the physical dimensions of an object.
widthGroups elements which describe a measurement forming part of the physical dimensions of an object.
(MEI.shared) Groups editorial intervention elements.
abbrGroups editorial intervention elements.
expanGroups editorial intervention elements.
(MEI.shared) Groups identifier-like elements.
identifierGroups identifier-like elements.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that function like line beginnings.
lbGroups elements that function like line beginnings.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that represent a measurement.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that denote a number or a quantity.
numGroups elements that denote a number or a quantity.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that contain names.
nameGroups elements that contain names.
(MEI.namesdates) Groups elements which contain names of individuals or corporate bodies.
corpNameGroups elements which contain names of individuals or corporate bodies.
persNameGroups elements which contain names of individuals or corporate bodies.
(MEI.namesdates) Groups place name elements.
(MEI.namesdates) Groups geographic name elements.
geogNameGroups geographic name elements.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that denote a corporate entity that holds a bibliographic item.
repositoryGroups elements that denote a corporate entity that holds a bibliographic item.
(MEI.shared) Collects elements that express a relationship.
relationCollects elements that express a relationship.
relationListCollects elements that express a relationship.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that mark typographical features.
rendGroups elements that mark typographical features.
stackGroups elements that mark typographical features.
(MEI.shared) Groups elements that denote the name of a bibliographic item.
titleGroups elements that denote the name of a bibliographic item.
(MEI.text) Groups elements related to highlighting which can appear at the phrase-level.
qGroups elements related to highlighting which can appear at the phrase-level.
textual content
Editorial and transcriptional component declarations.
abbr(abbreviation) – A generic element for 1) a shortened form of a word, including an acronym or 2) a shorthand notation.
add(addition) – Marks an addition to the text.
choiceGroups a number of alternative encodings for the same point in a text.
corr(correction) – Contains the correct form of an apparent erroneous passage.
damageContains an area of damage to the physical medium.
del(deletion) – Contains information deleted, marked as deleted, or otherwise indicated as superfluous or spurious in the copy text by an author, scribe, annotator, or corrector.
expan(expansion) – Contains the expansion of an abbreviation.
gapIndicates a point where material has been omitted in a transcription, whether as part of sampling practice or for editorial reasons described in the MEI header.
handShiftMarks the beginning of a passage written in a new hand, or of a change in the scribe, writing style, ink or character of the document hand.
orig(original) – Contains material which is marked as following the original, rather than being normalized or corrected.
reg(regularization) – Contains material which has been regularized or normalized in some sense.
restoreIndicates restoration of material to an earlier state by cancellation of an editorial or authorial marking or instruction.
sicContains apparently incorrect or inaccurate material.
subst(substitution) – Groups transcriptional elements when the combination is to be regarded as a single intervention in the text.
suppliedContains material supplied by the transcriber or editor for any reason.
unclearContains material that cannot be transcribed with certainty because it is illegible or inaudible in the source.
Figures and tables component declarations.
fig(figure) – Groups elements representing or containing graphic information such as an illustration or figure.
Metadata header component declarations.
fingerprintContains a string that uniquely identifies an item, such as those constructed by combining groups of characters transcribed from specified pages of a printed item or a file's checksum.
watermarkContains a description of a watermark or similar device.
Manuscript description component declarations.
catchwordsDescribes the system used to ensure correct ordering of the quires making up an item, typically by means of annotations at the foot of the page.
heraldryContains a heraldic formula or phrase, typically found as part of a blazon, coat of arms, etc.
locusDefines a location within a manuscript or manuscript component, usually as a (possibly discontinuous) sequence of folio references.
locusGrp(locus group) – Groups locations which together form a distinct but discontinuous item within a manuscript or manuscript part, according to a specific foliation.
secFolio(second folio) – Marks the word or words taken from a fixed point in a codex (typically the beginning of the second leaf) in order to provide a unique identifier for the item.
signaturesProvides a description of the leaf or quire signatures found within a codex.
stampContains a word or phrase describing an official mark indicating ownership, genuineness, validity, etc.
Names and dates component declarations.
blocContains the name of a geopolitical unit consisting of two or more nation states or countries.
corpName(corporate name) – Identifies an organization or group of people that acts as a single entity.
countryContains the name of a geopolitical unit, such as a nation, country, colony, or commonwealth, larger than or administratively superior to a region and smaller than a bloc.
districtContains the name of any kind of subdivision of a settlement, such as a parish, ward, or other administrative or geographic unit.
geogFeat(geographical feature name) – Contains a common noun identifying a geographical feature.
geogName(geographic name) – The proper noun designation for a place, natural feature, or political jurisdiction.
periodName(period name) – A label that describes a period of time, such as 'Baroque' or '3rd Style period'.
persName(personal name) – Designation for an individual, including any or all of that individual's forenames, surnames, honorific titles, and added names.
postBox(postal box or post office box) contains a number or other identifier for some postal delivery point other than a street address.
postCode(postal code) contains a numerical or alphanumeric code used as part of a postal address to simplify sorting or delivery of mail.
regionContains the name of an administrative unit such as a state, province, or county, larger than a settlement, but smaller than a country.
settlementContains the name of a settlement such as a city, town, or village identified as a single geopolitical or administrative unit.
streetfull street address including any name or number identifying a building as well as the name of the street or route on which it is located.
styleName(style name) – A label for a characteristic style of writing or performance, such as 'bebop' or 'rock-n-roll'.
Pointer and reference component declarations.
ptr(pointer) – Defines a traversible pointer to another location, using only attributes to describe the destination.
ref(reference) – Defines a traversible reference to another location. May contain text and sub-elements that describe the destination.
Component declarations that are shared between two or more modules.
addressContains a postal address, for example of a publisher, an organization, or an individual.
annot(annotation) – Provides a statement explaining the text or indicating the basis for an assertion.
bibl(bibliographic reference) – Provides a loosely-structured bibliographic citation in which the sub-components may or may not be explicitly marked.
biblStruct(structured bibliographic citation) – Contains a bibliographic citation in which bibliographic sub-elements must appear in a specified order.
dateA string identifying a point in time or the time period between two such points.
dedicateeEntity to whom a creative work is formally offered.
depthDescription of a measurement taken through a three-dimensional object.
dim(dimension) – Any single dimensional specification.
dimensionsInformation about the physical size of an entity; usually includes numerical data.
extentUsed to express size in terms other than physical dimensions, such as number of pages, records, bytes, physical components, etc.
heightDescription of the vertical size of an object.
identifierAn alpha-numeric string that establishes the identity of the described material.
lb(line beginning) – An empty formatting element that forces text to begin on a new line.
nameProper noun or noun phrase.
num(number) – Numeric information in any form.
relationDescribes a relationship or linkage amongst entities.
relationListGathers relation elements.
rend(render) – A formatting element indicating special visual rendering, e.g., bold or italicized, of a text word or phrase.
repositoryInstitution, agency, or individual which holds a bibliographic item.
stack(stacked text) – An inline table with a single column.
symbolA reference to a previously defined symbol.
termKeyword or phrase which describes a resource.
titleTitle of a bibliographic entity.
widthDescription of the horizontal size of an object.
Text component declarations.
q(quoted) – Contains material which is distinguished from the surrounding phrase-level text using quotation marks or a similar method. Use quote for block-level quotations.
seg(arbitrary segment) represents any segmentation of text below the "text component" level.
Remarks

This element is modelled on an element in the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) standard.Don't confuse this element, which is used to capture labelling text appearing in the document, with the label attribute, which records text to be used to generate a designation for the element to which it's attached, a "tool tip" or prefatory text, for example.

Declaration
<elementSpec ident="label" module="MEI.shared">
<desc>A container for document text that identifies the feature to which it is attached. For a "tool tip" or other generated label, use the
<att>label</att>
attribute.</desc>
<classes>
<memberOf key="att.common"/>
<memberOf key="att.facsimile"/>
<memberOf key="att.lang"/>
<memberOf key="att.source"/>
<memberOf key="model.labelLike"/>
</classes>
<content>
<rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:choice>
<rng:text/>
<rng:ref name="model.textPhraseLike.limited" />
<rng:ref name="model.editLike" />
<rng:ref name="model.transcriptionLike" />
</rng:choice>
</rng:zeroOrMore>
</content>
<remarks>
<p>This element is modelled on an element in the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) standard.</p>
<p>Don't confuse this element, which is used to capture labelling text appearing in the document, with the
<att>label</att>
attribute, which records text to be used to generate a designation for the element to which it's attached, a "tool tip" or prefatory text, for example.</p>
</remarks>
</elementSpec>